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Cybersecurity: What’s In Store for 2017?

Donald Trump’s administration seems to be the biggest concern. There is much uncertainty surrounding the security industry for 2017, and according to experts in the field, a lot of the trepidation is directly connected to what the nation’s next president will do. Click here to find out what security vendors and analysts are predicting for the year ahead. Source: […]

Are You Covered for Natural Disasters?

Having your home damaged or destroyed in a natural disaster is devastating. Money Smart have provided some useful information to work out if your home is in a natural disaster prone area and work out if you have adequate insurance cover for all types of natural disasters. Click here to read their advice. Source: Money […]

$500,000 Cyber Theft Foiled

A fast-acting staff member has thwarted cyber thieves from stealing $500,000 from a Perth real estate agent’s trust account, it has been reported.The cyber thieves were believed to have gained access to the agency’s bank accounts using a malware downloaded into the agency’s system, probably from an email attachment. Said malware allows cybercriminals to record […]

A Selfie-Driving Car?

We all know how much those Gen-Y’ers love to strike a pose for their latest selfie shot.Well now they can even satisfy that need while driving the car – Citroen’s new C3 hatchback to be precise.The ‘funky and feisty’ five-door, five-seater vehicle is expected to especially resonate with the selfie crowd because of its in-built […]

Are You At Risk Of Being Underinsured?

Underinsurance is when you don’t have enough insurance to cover all the costs of rebuilding your home. You are considered to be underinsured if your insurance covers less than 90% of the rebuilding costs. Increasing your insurance cover may not cost very much, and you may even be able to get more cover for the […]

Phone, Tablet & Laptop Insurance

Portable electronic devices are highly valuable but also easy to damage, misplace or steal. Insurance can be a good way to offset the cost of repair or replacement. Before you take out insurance read the fine print, as some providers do not cover accidental loss or mechanical damage. It pays to shop around as insurance […]

2016 Marred by Extreme Weather Events

Australia suffered through a year of extreme weather events, according to the latest research from the Bureau of Meteorology.In its Annual Climate Statement 2016, the BoM noted that 2016 continued a streak of record-setting years when it comes to serious weather events. 2016 was the fourth warmest year on record in Australia… Continue reading here. Source: […]

5 Data Breach Predictions for 2017

In 2017, most companies have data breach preparedness on their radar. But the threat landscape is ever-evolving. Staying ahead of emerging threats and the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals requires “constant vigilance,” as Mad-Eye Moody from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series was fond of saying. To help you stay ahead of emerging threats, CIO have provided […]

Law Firms and Cyber Attacks

Law Firms and Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks not only cost law firms time and money – they could also have professional conduct implications, writes legal affairs commentator Morry Bailes. Apple, Sony, eBay, Dropbox: all influence how we live, shop, communicate and do business – all have been the targets of cyber attacks. And it’s our data they are holding. In […]

Proposal to Transfer CGU Insurance Licence

CGU Insurance will apply to the Federal Court of Australia for confirmation of a scheme to transfer all of its insurance business into a related company called Insurance Australia Limited (IAL) effective on or about 1 August 2017. What does this mean for CGU clients? The proposed transfer will have no impact on CGU clients. […]

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